Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The Eclipse

Taking pictures at night seems to be next to impossible for me as I do not have a proper tripod for my camera, however I just had to try one more time.

It was a lovely, clear, evening and we had a perfect view of the eclipse from our terrace. I don't usually stay up that late as our days start early, but didn't want to miss this one. The last time there was a total eclipse of the moon on the winter solstice was in 1638, 372 years ago. The next one matching the date of the solstice will be December 21, 2094, and I certainly won't be around for that one.

So, I'm tired, the pictures of the moon are fuzzy, but it was awe inspiring and I'm glad I stayed up to watch. Now I think I might go back to bed for a bit of a siesta.


  1. I wanted to view the eclipse too but because I had to go in to work I didn't stay up to watch it.I appreciate your watching it and taking those great pics now I feel like I had the experience I wanted.Do I feel a bit telepathic? Maybe now I see your post.

  2. I'm saving 'moon' pictures for you! Mike got a good one a few nights ago and I'll send it soon.